Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit

Limited-production model starts at $29,940

Billy Rehbock
Jan 12, 2018

Good news, VW fans—the 2018 Passat GT has arrived just ahead of the Detroit auto show. Just like the concept that debuted in 2016, the production Passat GT packs a narrow-angle 3.6-liter VR6 engine that offers 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 is mated to a standard six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. VW says its EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19/28 mpg (city/highway).

"The Passat GT illustrates how the North American Region can shape Volkswagen vehicles specifically for the U.S. market," said Dr. Matthias Erb, Volkswagen CEO, in a statement.

2018 Volkswagen Passat
$22,995 Base Model (MSRP) 25/36 MPG Fuel Economy

"Combining a local perspective with our global engineering expertise allows us to create vehicles that meet the needs and desires of customers here."

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT front Photo 2/23   |   2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit

The Passat GT is based on the R Line trim, and borrows that model's bumper. The GT further adds a honeycomb grille, GT badge, and red accent line reminiscent of the GTI. The roof is black and so are the mirror caps, window, and door trim.

It rolls on two-tone 19-inch "Tornado" wheels that sport red-painted brake calipers. Around back there's a black spoiler, blackened LED taillights, black bumper trim, and a dual exhaust.

Inside, the GT touts a piano black center console, carbon-fiber bits, black headliner, and aluminum GT-badged sills. Seats are made from black leatherette with Moonrock Gray inserts and contrast stitching.

Other standard goodies include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors. Tech-wise there's an infotainment unit with 6.3-inch touchscreen display that's Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-friendly.

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT rear three quarter Photo 3/23   |   2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit

The GT joins the 2018 Passat lineup as a limited-run special model based off the R-Line trim. It's available in four flavors—Pure White, Reflex Silver, Platinum Gray, and Deep Black.

The 2018 Passat GT is expected to arrive at dealers in the spring priced starting at $29,940.

Source: Volkswagen

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT tail light Photo 4/23   |   2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit
2018 Volkswagen Passat GT badge 01 Photo 23/23   |   2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Bows Ahead of Detroit
By Billy Rehbock
7 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

A Honda Civic Type R wearing a smaller rear wing has been caught testing. Could Honda be working on a more toned down appearance package?
Alex NishimotoJul 16, 2018
BMW is turning the sporty style of its BMW M2 up a notch with the premiere of the BMW M Performance Parts Concept at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood.
Jessie RosenfeldJul 13, 2018
We're all well aware that Audi didn't intend for their RS 3 to put all of its engineering to the test in 1/4 mile, but that's what makes the story behind Malaka MotorSports, that much more interesting
RodrezJul 13, 2018
Honda has built another stupidly fast lawn mower called Mean Mower V2, and it has taken its latest creation up the hill at Goodwood. Watch the video here!
Alex NishimotoJul 13, 2018
Check out this video to see the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign run the hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Kelly PleskotJul 13, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Volkswagen Passat
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP